Week 24: LBD project layers with kuwaii

In my bid to bring LBDproject back into line with the number of weeks of the year, here is a post sharing what I wore in Week 24 of the project. This post is for all those who like to layer as I do with the deliciousness of velvet.

I was kicking around one Saturday in Brunswick when I recalled that I was not far from the shop of Melbourne designer Kristy Barber of kuwaii (regular readers of BusiChic, might remember that I blogged about her cosmic launch). There were a few kuwaii pieces that I’d photographed at the LMFF Frankie Runway show earlier this year which I’d be meaning to check out in closer detail; so off I went!

Yup, that’s Kristy packaging up the piece from her AW12 collection that I thought would add some tasty luxe layers to my LBD in winter: a velvet polka dot top in a sporty-cut tee style.

Winter layering with kuwaii velvet polka dot tee, bassike l/s top, fingerless leather gloves I had made for myself and a Alannah Hil faux fur. So cosy.

I’ll confess that I’ve worn this particular outfit HEAPS. Normally with a little Vanessa Bruno belt to cinch in the waist and black long sleeve top, rather than the indigo one by bassike I’ve featured here. However I felt that the outfit might have been too black had I gone down the usual route! Followers of the LBD project might notice that I’ve accessorised with a different bag than usual. I used to get more wear out of this Ferragamo number but that was before I used to shoot streetstyle; I now need a bag large enough so that I can always have my camera on me.

37-39 Glenlyon Road
Brunswick, VIC 3056

I highly recommend taking a gander in Kristy’s pretty store. However I can also give you the rather exciting heads up that kuwaii and a bunch of other ace designers are taking part in a fabulous sale event this weekend- that’s tomorrow, because today is Friday woo! Featuring some of our finest fashion talent that the high street hasn’t copied yet and all stock 20-80% off including current season AW12. 11am until 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Click here for location and more details!

For more LBD project style, click here!


  1. Love this Chez! Kuwaii are personal favourites of mine and I totally love the mix of textures, with your little pop of colour thrown in. The gloves look slightly familiar too.. Also love the lippy!


  2. Cheryl these images are so beautiful, i’m loving the re-imagined website schmicko! xx

  3. Cheryl- what a woman!
    Thanks for the kind words. We love you in our top x

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